The role of education in social development

Social development is the development of social and emotional skills across the lifespan with particular attention to childhood, adolescence and the interaction with school and education.

Healthy social development allows us to form positive relationships with family, friends, teachers, and other people in our lives. Social development involves learning the values, knowledge, and skills of social interaction. For example, learners will learn communication and interaction with teachers, other learners, and friends in a school environment. Social and emotional skills are passed on to children directly by those who care for and teach them, as well as indirectly through social relationships within the family or with friends. Also, through children’s participation in the culture around them and after-school clubs or after-school sports.

Education is one of the most important means to improve personal social skills. Education, directly and indirectly, gives learners/young people the opportunity to develop their social skills at school or in after-school clubs, learners interact with other learners/people, building their relationships with friends, teachers and other students of different ages and cultures, and improving their skills in different environmental settings. Therefore, social development/well-being correlates with education and the leaners ability to interact successfully with others in a school environment. It includes showing respect for others and yourself. It includes possessing good communication skills, developing deeper friendships, and creating a network of support of family and friends, and all of these are developed and enriched by the education system.

Mr. Hendrik, Math Teacher
Festivalnaya Campus